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A massive swarm of locusts plagued Mecca, Saudi Arabia, earlier this week, prompting authorities at Islam’s holiest site to launch a cleaning operation to remove them. Videos posted to social media showed the insects swarming around cleaners and worshipers in the city’s Grand Mosque, where millions of Muslim pilgrims congregate every year.
originally posted by: rickymouse
I thought locusts were grasshoppers, that picture looks like a cricket.
Maybe it is an African American locust?
swarms of locusts, crickets and cockroaches.
originally posted by: seagull
Locust swarms are a fairly common thing in the Middle East, and Africa.
Israel had some swarms not all that long ago, if memory serves.
Not all that long ago, a big swarm could threaten entire crops and starvation was a very real threat.
Even though North America rarely has swarms of this nature, apparently when they happen, they don't mess around.
Apparently, it's been almost a century since an outbreak.